One Track Sunday: Rich Gang Puts Together A Heist In Tapout Video
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If you’re looking for this week’s most over-the-top video, you’ve found it. Rich Gang’s “Tapout” features some legitimate stars, including Christina Milian and Paris Hilton, who portray female waitresses and cons in a video that follows the famous faces stealing a rich dude's money and jewelry. As if that weren’t enough, Rich Gang has a pretty rich lineup, featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Future and plenty of others--although they get actually singing credit, unlike the socialite and The Voice’s media correspondent. All of these guest appearances lend credibility to a song that is pretty vulgar and, in the end, ultimately just an alright track.
Clearly, even though this isn’t up my alley, some effort has been put into the “Tapout” video. It isn’t often these days that music videos are able to tell an actual story during the tenure of the track, but the video for the Cash Money Records recording does. Additionally, attracting the likes of the talent listed in the first paragraph isn’t the easiest thing for someone recording a music video to do. Besides, if you weren’t digging Minaj talking about her expensive pussy, at least she is working on a collaboration right now with Carly Rae Jepson which should be far tamer.
Rich Gang is a rap group that was formed recently by Birdman and features some heavy hitters in the industry right now. The compilation project Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle will be available for purchase beginning on June 25.
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